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The Central Island Division of Family Practice

The Central Island Division of Family Practice, formed in 2019 through a union of the Oceanside and Port Alberni Divisions, is a local non-profit society of community-based primary care physicians and nurse practitioners based in Central Vancouver Island, with our area stretching South from Nanoose Bay all the way up to Bowser and all of the communities in between, from the East Coast of Vancouver Island right to the West Coast. Whilst our communities are diverse, the Division gives local primary care providers an opportunity to work collaboratively with Island Health, the GPSC, and the Ministry of Health to identify health care needs in the local community and develop solutions to meet those needs.

Our members work together to increase family practitioner influence on health care delivery in our region, enhance professional satisfaction to general practitioners, and improve patient care in our area.

If you live in Port Alberni, Parksville, French Creek, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, Lighthouse Country, Errington, Lasqueti Island or Arrowsmith-Coombs, and do not have a doctor/nurse practitioner in the area, add your name to list for care.

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Book an appointment for a flu shot at an Island Health public health clinic at You can also get your flu shot from a pharmacist (ages 2 and up), physician or nurse practitioner. Find a flu clinic in your community.

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Call Island Health's Call Centre at 1-844-901-8442 to be assessed to determine if you need testing, or use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool.

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